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Back Pain May Start With the Shoes

By Tom Herrin

Shoes wear out and need to be replaced.  Many times, people make the decision to buy new ones base on something other than need.  When selecting which ones to buy, they may do so based on fashion or simple likes and dislikes.  Shoes are actually a much more critical part of everyone's attire than some realize.  When people buy some that fail to provide the kind of support that can protect the body, it can end up causing back pain.  If failure of your shoes seems to go straight to your back, a visit to a chiropractor may be the key back to comfort.

Shoes Come Between the Back and the Ground

It is important to remember that shoes serve a purpose.  When selecting a pair, it is critical to consider exactly what is needed in a good pair to support health in the best way.  Being aware of the shank is a must, especially in warm weather shoes.  It is what comes between the walking surface and the foot.  In the case of something such as an inexpensive pair of flip-flops, there is no real shank.  After being worn only a short period of time, there is often a sunken place in them made by the imprints of the feet.  Another important thing for a shoe is support for each of the three arches.  This can make quite a difference in comfort.

Chiropractors Can Relieve Pain

No matter whether back pain comes from an accident or bad shoes, a chiropractor can ease that pain.  When people go to a chiropractor, they usually receive an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so the injured joint is restored to its optimal position.  Since this is done without pain medications, it is all natural.  There is no risk of addiction or side effects.  A chiropractor may suggest some exercises that can help to strengthen the muscles that support the injured joint.  They may also have some helpful observations about what may be best in shoes.

Regular Visits May Enhance Health

Once people have experienced the relief that can be provided by a chiropractor, they usually want more.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can help to make that happen.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 450 locations nationwide.  If shoes, or other things for that matter, have caused you back pain, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and discover what real relief is like.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C.

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